Fans know that when they see a superkick thrown on a professional wrestling show that a loud slap usually comes along with it, but it looks like WWE is trying to put an end to this practice.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter the story going around backstage is that WWE was fining wrestlers for “thigh slapping” to create sound effects when they throw kicks.
The practice of “thigh slapping” to create sound effects goes back decades, but over the last few years has become a topic of discussion among people who think it’s used too often.
There was reportedly one memo sent to NXT talent about the topic and no one has mentioned it since.
Randy Orton is among the names in the professional wrestling community who have criticized leg slaps in recent years. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) June 8, 2020